The Conscious Universe has ratings and 39 reviews. Cooper said: Brief Review Physicist-turned-parapsychologist Dean Radin demonstrates in almost pai. The Conscious Universe — The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena. by Dean Radin. Psychic Phenomena: Unquestionably. This myth-shattering book explains the evidence for the veracity of psychic phenomena, uniting the teachings of mystics, the theories of quantum physics, and.
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We wish to know what is happening to loved ones, and somehow, sometimes, that information is available even over large distances. Psychic, or “psi” phenomena fall into two general categories. The best book I found so far to prove the untapped power of our brains and the existence of other dimensions which Science is not yet able to explain. After compiling the data from over a century of experiments Dr.
I read this for a paper I was writing on psychic phenomena. Overall, the rdain of the book providing solid evidence for psychic phenomena, explaining why more people aren’t aware of this evidence overcome universse negatives, but not by much. Therefore, as ofUniversities, governments and businesses were and had been actively, if secretively, investigating psi; the raddin players and the big money thought it real and possibly powerful.
Retrieved 14 July The book was reviewed by the philosopher and skeptic Robert Todd Carroll in a thirteen-page chapter-by-chapter critique which noted how Radin had not cited the skeptical literature on the subject of parapsychology. In addition to the research summaries, I think Radin’s “Field Guide to Skepticism” and consfious following chapter is a highlight.
There are other choices he made in analysis, especially with respect to the RNGs, that were just mystifying, and it struck me as strange that he would spend so much time on the minutiae of each experiment but neglect to explain basic reasoning behind his analysis. San Francisco, California Clicking on image takes you to Amazon.
In Stage 2, skeptics reluctantly concede that the idea is possible, but it is not very interesting and the claimed effects are extremely weak. Someday, he thinks, we will understand the physical laws and mechanisms that govern events that are now called paranormal or supernatural. Archived from the original on February 19, Radin has worked with some of the latter—for instance, a retired police chief who was able to “remote view” the exact contents of a Soviet facility spotted by but impenetrable to U.
The second approach is called “meta-analysis,” and it is sometimes used in order to draw conclusions that are less tied to a specific experiment and more tied to the overall phenomenon. The confidence intervals fall outside of chance, an the results can’t be ascribed to faulty methodology or the ‘file-drawer effect’ i.
During my studies to become a psychologist I had the opportunity to take a course on paranormality where this book was used as study material. The Conscious Universe is Dean Radin’s first major book publication on the subject of psychic phenomena or simply, “psi”. Two factors combine to make Radin’s evidence persuasive.
This is for real?
The middle chapters, where Radin describes all of the different experiments and their results, bog down starting around the Mind Who would have thought a book about pyschic phenomena — an otherwise fascinating topic — could be so boring and tedious? Without dismissing any negativist arguments out-of-hand, Radin carefully outlines the critical weaknesses of the debunking themes.
It is “must” reading for any scholar interested in the field, but it is written in such an accessible style that lay readers will also find it both appealing and rewarding. While his overview of theory is appropriate for a survey book of this sort, it does not match the depth that he achieves in his second book on psi, Entangled Minds: Radin does not shy away from the arguments of skeptics. I apologize for its length.
Sagan was simply defending the view that a good skeptic must be open-minded. A Critical Thinker’s Toolkit. Stage 3 begins when the mainstream realizes that the idea is not only important, but its effects are much stronger and more pervasive than previously imagined. On the bright side, Radin does a marvellous job of explaining statistics and the meaning thereof so that even people who have never before heard of the words ‘standard deviation’ can understand what statistics do and how they are used.
The first is perception of objects or events beyond the range of the ordinary senses. In Stage 1, skeptics confidently proclaim that the idea is impossible because it violates the Laws of Science. The author provides a great deal of information that allows the reader to know what experiments have been done with this phenomenon and what the results mean. He believes psi research will profoundly affect our notions of space, time, mind, and matter.
As we will see, Conzcious tries to have it both ways. Radin and others have produced solid evidence that there is an interesting phenomenon taking place. Lists with This Book.
He then discusses the scientific issue of replication both in terms of the need for it and possibility of doing it. I’ll add comments on his latest book at the end of this review.
The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena by Dean Radin
Retrieved January 30, In short, he thinks psi research will provide scientific evidence that forces us to accept the metaphysical beliefs of mystics, who think everything is related as one holistic entity in which the spiritual dimension imagined as disembodied consciousness functions according to will. Data Sets and Computer Programs. A fantastic subject, some really worthwhile moments univegse the book, which do cause you to reflect and wonder I am now retired and offer these comments for those who yniverse take the course so they can see how exciting the field of parapsychology has become.
Both in structure and in scope and in terms of sheer mass of information that covers over a century of scientific experimentation on PSI — and the meaning thereof. Also interesting are the ‘field consciousness’ studies, using RNGs during events involving large numbers of people focussing on the same thing e.
Which, frankly, explains a lot about the world in general.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Eean, while I appreciate the amount of information in the book, Broughton’s book was much more of a pleasure to read. The short answer is, Yes.
Apr 22, Gregory rated it it was amazing Shelves: Radin first describes the experiments, the results and the statistical analyses, then tries to address the possible reactions of believers and skeptics with arguments that straddle between history and philosophy of science, psychology cognitive biases particularly and the metaphysics of science that seems in need of revision as it is consciosu fronted by such evidence.